Statistically Speaking

Last week, one of the major world tournaments in professional tennis ended its yearly run. One of four Grand Slam tournaments, the U.S. Open is the United States’ claim to fame in the tennis world. Here are some numbers representing the grand scale of this year’s U.S. Open:

Prize money for men’s and women’s singles champions: $1,700,000

Prize money for men's and women's singles runners-up: $850,000

Year of the first U.S. Open in the Open, then called United States National Championship: 1968

Seating capacity of Arthur Ashe Stadium, the center stage for the tournament: 22,457

Length of the longest U.S. Open match: 326 minutes